Tuesday, November 28, 2006

IAPP and Ponemon Institute - Privacy Salary Survey

Working for Integrity: Finding the Perfect Job in the Rapidly Growing Compliance and Ethics Field contained in the Privacy chapter (and Appendix 15D) several references to a salary survey of Privacy professionals conducted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Ponemon Institute. The book contains references to the 1st joint salary survey in 2003, but the organizations have more recently released a 3rd joint survey, performed in 2005. The full title of the survey is the "2005 Privacy Professional’s Role, Function & Salary Survey".

We were unable to find equivalent information to update all of our statistics, but we did find this interesting bit: the average yearly salary for a Chief Privacy Officer is $157,055.

For more information, visit the website of either organization, as linked above.